Legal requirements for establishing or operating a poultry farm
In Queensland, poultry farming is an environmentally relevant activity (ERA) under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2019. To operate a poultry farming ERA you must hold an environmental authority (EA) issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 .
Under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2019, poultry farming is defined as farming 1000 or more birds to produce:
- eggs, fertile eggs or rearing hatchlings
- starter pullets
- birds for meat.
This includes farming chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl and turkeys.
If you want to establish a poultry farm, currently operate one, or are looking to expand, you will need: